Entries in Invasive species (3)

Tuesday
Jan092018

Issues of Invasive Species 

Believe it or not, after habitat loss, invasive species are the second most significant threat to biodiversity. In a new environment or ecosystem, invasive species become predators and compete with the existing species, to the extent that they are inhibiting the survival of native plants and animals!

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Monday
Dec292014

Parakeet Invasion; no longer representatives of British wildlife.

The Ring-necked Parakeet is a bright green bird with a distinctive pink coloured beak. Despite being native to the foothills of the Himalayas, they were unthoughtfully released into the wild from captivity in the 1990s. They have been successfully breeding and have now expanded across most parts of the South East, Surrey and Kent. Some have also been spotted in Manchester, Birmingham and even Edinburgh. They are said to be the largest invasive species to colonise the country.

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Tuesday
Apr032012

Animals Where They Shouldn’t Be: Invasive Species Around the World

Invasive species are a big problem. Intentional or not, the introduction of non-native species can have hugely significant consequences, throwing whole ecosystems out of balance. Today Into the Wild looks at some of the most interesting and drastic cases of animals where they shouldn’t be.

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